You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people think that a lot of scientific research which is done today is just a waste of time and money. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement? Why?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Compared to the past, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of scientific researches, which some think is less productive and results in loss of resources like time and money. I think it is a rational idea as far as a country has enough resources.
To begin, not many should disagree to the fact that science has transformed humans to ‘a much civilised creature’ in this world. In the early years of human civilization, people concentrated on arts and literature, which later deviated to scientific observation and experiments. Though many such attempts had proven futile, there occurred landmark discoveries and innovations like the invention of bulbs and computers.
The field of science and technology has grown further after the introduction of the internet. Numerous researches have been initiated since then, and one could observe a leap in the progress of scientific inventions such as 4G and 5G technology in communication, robotic surgeries in medicine and unmanned drones in defence. However, one should also realize that the humans have not yet solved many existing issues they face like vaccines to deadly diseases and finding the best alternate source of energy. These could be possible only when a number of research initiatives are undertaken. Another fact we should perceive is that these cannot be completed within a specific time frame or with in a limited budget.
Nevertheless, not many countries can take up this challenge as it can make their economy fragile. Instead, they can support those organizations with manpower and other resources.
To conclude, despite some economic risks which the under-privileged countries might face, these researches are vital for the progress of the human civilization further.
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